Solo Art Exhibition September 2017


Brian McClear is the Traditional Artist Spotlight winning artist for the month of September 2017. He is a contemporary representational artist with a passion for the interplay between form and texture. "Discards & Discovery" is a series of 30″ x 30″ oil paintings in progress inspired by found objects.

Brian’s Solo Art Exhibition will be featured on the website for the entire month of September 2017. The gallery will promote Brian and his work on the Fusion Art website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, email blasts, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets.  Fusion Art's objective is to promote the Artist Spotlight winning artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

Please read Brian’s Biography and Artist Statement below as he describes his history, inspiration and process in his own words. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see Brian's exhibition.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these award-winning pieces, or to see more of Brian's work, please visit his website: Buyers and collectors can contact Brian directly through his website.

Also, please visit Fusion Art’s YouTube Channel to see Brian’s Solo Art Exhibition Video.

Thank you to all the artists who participated in the Artist Spotlight competition and congratulations to Brian and the other Artist Spotlight winning artists.

Brian McClear Biography

Brian McClear is a contemporary representational artist with a passion for the interplay between form and texture. Working primarily in oil, his paintings present a balance and solidity that invites interpretation.

Currently living and working in Connecticut, Brian has called New England his home for over 20 years. Originally from Ohio, he received his BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited nationally and can be found in galleries, museums and private collections.

Brian McClear Artist Statement

Brian McClear paints what he finds. He’s that guy that buys a rusted hinge because of its frozen shape or carries home a stone because of its feel in his hand. And once home, in his studio it sits. And there it remains until something unrelated and unbidden reminds him of something thing found days or years before. The trigger could be anything, the segments of a lime, an unusual texture, a familiar silhouette — something draws a connection between two completely different objects for him. And when paired together, it’s precisely those differences that emphasize their commonality or bring new meaning. When people recognize why disparate things have been put together, there is a connection there too. And when they see something else, something that’s personal to them, there is discovery as well.

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